Along the Tracks (Paperback)

By Tamar Bergman

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395745137, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 1995

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/1991)
Prebound (9/1/1995)

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Based on a true story, Along the Tracks tells the tale of Yankele, a Polish boy who is separated from his mother during the German invasion of Poland in World War II.

About the Author

Tamar Bergman is the happy mother of three (grown-up) children, a score of books, and hundreds of radio scripts. Among the many honors her books have received, The Boy from Over There won the Berenstein Prize in 1984 and was named the best Israeli children’s book by the Center of Literature for Children and Youth at the University of Haifa. Along the Tracks also received critical acclaim and was awarded the Ze’ev Prize in 1988 from the Ministry of Education. Tamar Bergman lives in Jerusalem with her husband and a pair of bicycles.

Praise For Along the Tracks

"Rarely is YA historical fiction this immediate and involving." Publishers Weekly

"Readers are exposed to a compellingly authentic picture of life in the likes of Tashkent and Samarkand during the war - a cruel world where the state effectively abandoned homeless children, but where some remnants of kindness and humanity survived. A gripping, evocative story." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers